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Ford government's Student Choice Initiative quashed in court — again (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
COVID Ont 20210407 Ontario's Court of Appeal has dismissed the Ford government's bid to overturn an earlier decision that quashed its so-called Student Choice Initiative — a measure that sparked concern over the future of campus newspapers, student unions and other clubs and services.
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'They're in a battlefield': Torontonians fear the worst for loved ones in Afghanistan (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
firooz Torotonians with loved ones in Afghanistan are growing increasingly worried amid growing Taliban violence. Local groups are trying to raise awareness about what's happening in the country and are organizing fundraisers to support friends and family.
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'Now he's a legend': Andre De Grasse wins Olympic gold in men's 200m (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
1332323084 The 26-year-old from Markham, Ont., posted a time of 19.62 seconds in the 200-metre final on Wednesday at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, capturing the one medal that had eluded him until now: gold.
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Ontario opening temporary drive test centres to clear backlog caused by COVID-19 (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Shutterstock - Huge file Ontario is opening temporary road test centres to help address a testing backlog that built up due to pandemic lockdowns.
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Ontario to allow 'high-contact indoor sports' for students, won't mandate vaccines (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Stephen Lecce Ontario Education minister Ontario will allow students to participate in "high-contact indoor sports" like basketball and hockey when the school year resumes, the education minister said Wednesday, and the province still has no intention to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for educators, staff or students.
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How entrepreneurs are creating a pandemic 'She-covery plan' to get women back in the workforce (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Shutterstock - Huge file Leigh Mitchell has had a first-hand look at how the pandemic has squashed many women's career opportunities. She's partnered with other entrepreneurs to give free help to women trying to re-enter the workforce.
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Pandemic, mixed messages complicate Canadian students' plans to travel to U.S. for school (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA While the federal government has announced that fully vaccinated Americans can enter Canada without having to quarantine starting Aug. 9, the U.S. said its side of the land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Aug. 21 to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Ontario releases back-to-school plan with few details for managing COVID-19 cases, outbreaks (Tue, 03 Aug 2021)
George Webster Elementary School Covid Protocols Ontario students will return to the classroom full-time in September with remote learning continuing to be an option, the province confirmed in its official back-to-school strategy — but the plan is thin on details about how schools will manage COVID-19 cases and outbreaks.
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How a Toronto neighbourhood sang away the fear and isolation of the pandemic (Tue, 03 Aug 2021)
Niki Kemeny and Tyler Davidson Neighbours on Saint Paul Street in Toronto spent much of the pandemic singing together outside to feel connected to each other in a time when many felt isolated.
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Future Ontario Place adventure park to cost around $13 to $14 an hour (Tue, 03 Aug 2021)
Ontario Place The new "adventure park" set to be built at Ontario Place will likely cost around $13 to $14 an hour once it opens, says the co-owner of the company the province has tapped as part of the waterfront attraction's redevelopment process.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.

 

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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